Earn up to 100 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits, PLUS get up to a $2,000 Gift Card!
Free Opioid Prescribing, Substance Abuse, and Pain Management CME
The opioid epidemic has become a public health issue. Medical professionals must keep up on the latest guidelines and clinical practices to combat the increasing misuse of controlled substances intended for pain management. This FREE online self-assessment CME activity focuses on safe opioid prescribing to strategies on treating substance abuse disorders and managing pain, and will help you meet your state opioid CME requirement. Test your knowledge with more than 250 review questions and cases and earn up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ as you go.
Please note: Although this CME activity is free, a credit card is required. However, no charges will be made on the card unless you decide to upgrade your account.
Earn CME Credits
- 10 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit(s)
Quick and Convenient: The fastest way to earn CME online
Up-to-date evidence-based questions and cases with rationales and detailed explanations
Key Opioid Prescribing & Substance Abuse Treatments CME Activity Features
Opioid Prescribing, Substance Abuse, and Pain Management Board Review Topics Covered:
- Prescribing opioids and other controlled substances
- Pain Management and Palliative Care
- Substance Use Disorders
- Assessment and diagnosis of pain
State Medical Board-Mandated Opioid Prescribing, Substance Abuse, and Pain Management CME
This question bank will meet the Opioid Prescribing, Substance Abuse, and Pain Management-Related CME requirements for the following state medical boards:
- Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
- Alaska State Medical Board
- Arkansas State Medical Board
- Arizona Medical Board
- Connecticut State Department of Public Health
- Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
- Georgia Composite Medical Board
- Illinois Division of Professional Regulation - Medical Licensing Board
- Medical Licensing Board of Indiana
- Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
- Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
- Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
- Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
- New Hampshire Board of Medicine
- North Carolina Medical Board
- Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
- Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
- South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
- Virginia Board of Medicine
- Washington Medical Commission
Contributing Opioid Prescribing, Substance Abuse, and Pain Management CME Medical Faculty
- Kyra Bannister, MD
- Karen Shackelford, MD
Stated Learning Objectives for the Online Opioid Prescribing, Substance Abuse, and Pain Management CME Activity
Upon completion of this online CME activity, participants should be able to:
- Perform an assessment of acute and chronic pain by evaluation of symptoms, course of illness, and past medical and psychiatric history
- Safely and effectively prescribe and administer appropriate analgesic medications, including opioid pain medications, after assessment of the risks and benefits to the patient
- Utilize adjunctive medications and treatments to alleviate pain and reduce discomfort.
- Monitor efficacy, side effects, and development of tolerance or dependence to medications used in the management of pain.
- Recognize signs of misuse or abuse of prescribed medications
- Understand physiologic changes at the end of life and intervene appropriately to alleviate unpleasant symptoms.
How do I earn Opioid Prescribing, Substance Abuse, and Pain Management CME Credits?
- Check your state requirements for CME where you practice.
- Purchase the Opioid Prescribing, Substance Abuse, and Pain Management CME Self-Assessment Activity.
- Answer questions with at least 70% accuracy (you may correct answers as you go).
- Redeem and submit the form and evaluation.
- Print your PDF certificate of completion.
*Please Note: Non-MOC hours (CME only) are self-reported. Please follow the instructions given by your board to report your CME hours.
For full steps, view our Support Page on Redeeming CME Hours.
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BoardVitals designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Opioid Prescribing, Substance Abuse, and Pain Management CME info found here.